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 Posted: Aug 19, 2017 09:22PM
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you know with all seriousness-ness, i dunno why people don't like Automatic transmission on a classic mini, i see nothing wrong with it tho,, it perform flawlessly in my own ridiculous opinion. 
Why wouldn't you want a mini that is step and go?  why do you want a shifter and a clutch? does it make you more manly when you shift?? omg!!   To me,auto trans is awsome!!   
i'm not the one talking on this video, i speak engrish better than him

But first, watch this... very impressive mini---->  https://youtu.be/4RLhAPQHf60 

imo----------->  https://youtu.be/AMq4moNNlOA

 Posted: Aug 19, 2017 09:10AM
 Edited:  Aug 19, 2017 09:23AM
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Sir Dan, in my 40+ years of existence i never had experienced using a torque wrench on my wheel nuts, never, and guess what, i'm still alive.  The key is you have to clean the nuts and bolt,make sure it doesnt have any amount of oil in it, otherwise you will keep on tightening it because the lug nut doesnt seem to tighten because it slides cause by the tiny amt of oil in it, then it breaks. 
My practice is after i tighten the 4 nuts the first round, i re-tighten them the 2nd round. then that's it.  i do the same on the engine head, people always uses torques wrench to tighten the bolt on their engine head, tightening nuts with a torque wrench is just "numbers" Nuts  gets tighten with or without torque wrench imo. if you feel the same amount of "effort" when re-tightening the bolts on ALL the nuts,it  means they are all tightened equally. i dont see that these needs to be standardized, it's just media hype, so to speak.  
Do you mean to say that if you dont tighten the nut in it's standard torque the wheel will fly?,   course not...!!

ps: i know "ATPG" is fond of using torque wrench... guess who "ATPG" is?  make a wild guess....?






myth.....

 Posted: Aug 19, 2017 04:10AM
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Happy Saturday to ya'll.... driving along the lake with my mini. 

 Posted: Aug 12, 2017 07:39AM
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Not racist. Political satire.

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 Posted: Aug 11, 2017 09:24PM
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Guys, did you see the racist remarks by a member against the North Koreans?....He even called them "diabolical jerks" ,,when i read it I was like,... I slowly said---->Owmygad!!  

 Posted: Aug 10, 2017 06:36AM
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Maybe all of you may think that im a bad person, no im not, i always look after your welfare , i give tips on how you can make your mini life convenient and enjoyable and safe,  like this video below, i'd like to dedicate this video to good friend who lives in mesa arizona and who is just about 178miles away from me but refuse to meet up with me for a coffee, and yet he patiently emails his friend for the span of 3years, no response but he still emails hims, what do you call that?? Lol,,,,

here's the video for him...  https://youtu.be/yqXIrSVQ3ts 
Good friend ???? i seriously doubt it.

Sensible or smart comes to mind.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Aug 9, 2017 05:45PM
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Maybe all of you may think that im a bad person, no im not, i always look after your welfare , i give tips on how you can make your mini life convenient and enjoyable and safe,  like this video below, i'd like to dedicate this video to good friend who lives in mesa arizona and who is just about 178miles away from me but refuse to meet up with me for a coffee, and yet he patiently emails his friend for the span of 3years, no response but he still emails hims, what do you call that?? Lol,,,,

here's the video for him...  https://youtu.be/yqXIrSVQ3ts 

 Posted: Aug 5, 2017 07:45PM
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Once again, i'd like to remind all of you that the reason why i put up this lovely thread is for the purpose of criticizing, appreciating,commenting about people and minis, i give credit,where credit is due... if i see somethings that are weird to me, i have to voice out my opinion. Same thing if i see something ought to be appreciated, i will tell the whole world my appreciation.
Having said that, i want to make a comment about this one classic mini for sale in the for sale section of this forum, it's the silver gray topdown mini with 1275 engine and 13inch tire, with super modified quarter panels, that cost $10K.  owned by a certain Daniel Wagner. , i find that mini so awsome, considering that it even has the 1275 engine. the design is excellent, if i ever have money today i would've bought it., if you ever offer me 10 mokes over that one mini? i will choose that silver gray mini in a heartbeat, no questions asked, that mini is well designed.  my hands down to whoever modified it. 3 thumbs up.   i wonder why nobody is interested in it, i think i'm the only one who has an eye for beauty.
And it's from Florida, i hope there's not too much rust in it, but with florida's 200% Humidity, im sure there some rust.

 Posted: Jul 30, 2017 02:53PM
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guys, this makes me sad....i read on the other thread that somebody drives his mini so HARD,at WOT, and now he is complaining that he had alternator problem, coil problem, distributor issues, bad battery, ignition,mi-tuned carburetor, he even showed his black soothe'd spark plug, etc etc etc...ya'll know that i love classic minis to death and i dislike people abusing them then complain at the end. so having said that, i want to dedicate this song to the owner of that red mini...hope this serves as a wake up call for him to start taking care of his mini... ----------->  https://youtu.be/Sygnf90ZEj8

 Posted: Jul 30, 2017 02:32PM
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 Posted: Jul 28, 2017 04:02PM
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Again , applying a compound to the squealing belt is like putting band aid on a wound, only a temporary relief.,. quite unprofessional.

 Posted: Jul 25, 2017 09:44PM
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Funny how this individual would come up with a self made theory that a belt that sqeal is a worn out belt,   The reason why alternators have adjusting bolts is to regain the tension when belt is loosening, it might wear a little but it doesnt mean that its totally worn out. Some people are impulsive, they always wants to buy new belt rather than adjusting the tension bolts.   Haaaay!!!  But i understand, thats human nature, people think that they're always right, and dont admit they're wrong.      Jeeeez!!!

 Posted: Jul 25, 2017 06:06AM
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Originally Posted by specialist
Those Minis are beautifully done but have no more legroom or storage space than ant other classic Mini. The engines and gearboxes are also rebuilt regular Mini lumps. Ditto the suspension, including rubber cones. They are hand-built, not production line cars and the prices reflect that fact at between £75,000 and £85.000. That's British pounds, not dollars.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Jul 24, 2017 07:23PM
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Did you guys notice that one mini for sale in the For sale section?  the 1973 red morris mini?, all the pictures were Upside down, i think it was done on purpose.  i hope nobody buys it UNTIL he makes the picture look normal.   it's so funny!!,  i can't believe there's someone silly-er than me.  I think those pictures are useless unless there's somebody here who's willing to turn his computer screen upside down to view it......i'm sure Mr."across the Pond" guy will do it..  .hahaha
And he said the car ran well when parked,,without a gas tank....i was like,, really???! the car ran maybe 10 feet until the gas inside the fuel line and reservoir were all consumed ,,then it stopped.  // and he said that the car has paperwork but i'ts in the possession of the CHP for inspection. i was like omg!     That ad should be in the Friday funnies....lol....the owner should definitely win the "Mr. Bean" Award.

Any mini that is for sale below $5,000 will have an upside down pictures.


But kidding aside, with that price i'm sure a lot of newbies will be interested. hope it sells fast.



aaaaanyway!

 Posted: Jul 24, 2017 03:14PM
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 Posted: Jul 24, 2017 12:30PM
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Everybody thinks the classic Mini is cute but not many really want to own one or use one as a daily driver. People want creature comforts, like comfortable seats, A/C, safety features like crash-worthiness, air bags etc. Those don't fit into a tiny car, which is why they made the new MINI so much bigger. But to most people, it looks and handles just like a classic.

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 Posted: Jul 24, 2017 08:06AM
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The big question tho is can they keep up with the then popularity of the Classic mini? When every classic mini rally they are being booo'ed  , i feel bad for them but i wished they have retained the overall appearance of the classic  and just upgraded the motor.    It's people clamor not just me

 Posted: Jul 24, 2017 06:14AM
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That idea of selling to Honda is about 17 years too late. Already sold completely to BMW who now are the full and clear owners.

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 Posted: Jul 23, 2017 08:15PM
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You know, just a thought....why don't the Honda Corporation buy the rights and royalty of the Classic mini from BMC(or wherever)and build their own upgraded version. They must retain the original size and shape of the mini and upgrade the engine, and since it was proven that the Honda B16/type R engine fits the mini, they might be able to reproduce these type of engines and  come up with the idea to build a powerful fast running Classic mini with modern specs. i'm sure it will sell quick like pancakes especially if they mass produce it.

 Posted: Jul 23, 2017 06:33PM
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i dunno what's happening but this website has been getting slower and slower to update and pictures are not readily uploadable, hope they'd do something bout it, i love this forum.,,,,,,thanks

Anyway, minerva you're one naughty police officer, lol, but i like you!  Eventhough your username is woman's name

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